IN THE EARLY days of my career, I used to travel with every lens I owned. I figured that given my level of investment in glass, it was foolish to leave anything behind. As time went on, I realized that changing lenses on the go was a hindrance and that carrying fewer, more versatile lenses allowed me greater portability and flexibility. True, sometimes I have to compose a shot by moving closer to my subject or backing away to make the focal length work for the given scenario, but I have found that reducing the number of lenses I bring increases the creativity required for achieving my desired shot.

Unless I need a specialty ...

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